EDC Wholesale, a wholesaler based in Veendam, the Netherlands, is investing in its logistics for lubricants.
EDC Wholesale is building its own harbor area on the A.G. Wildervanck Canal for its lubricants division. For this purpose, three silos with a capacity of 50,000 liters will be erected in the harbor section. The tanks will be filled directly from the ship.
The company hopes that this will save on transport costs and increase the speed of delivery to retailers. Apparently, keeping large quantities in stock is cost effective and efficient. After all, lubricants have been a guaranteed source of sales for years.
Eric Idema is the founder of EDC Wholesale. Commenting on the expansion plans at the company’s port, he says: »There is a great demand for lubricant. Due to long production times and high transport costs, we are forced to store large volumes on our own premises, so that we can provide customers with new stocks faster. Part of our warehouse is equipped with a filling machine, with which we can transfer the lubricants from the silos into the consumer packaging.«
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